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  • €425 ex VAT IoD members
  • €485 ex VAT non-members

Workshop on Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, its Chair and Directors - Cork

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork

John Smyth CDir

John Smyth CDir, Chartered Director

Workshop on Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, its Chair and Directors - Cork

05 March 2020 9:05am

This one-day workshop on 'Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, its Chair and Directors' will be presented by John Smyth, Chartered Director (CDir).

What do I gain from this workshop?

  • A better understanding of the role and duties of directors
  • Increased knowledge of current regulatory and governance issues
  • Increased awareness of issues around directors’ liability

Previous delegate feedback: 

“I thought John Smyth was excellent. He is clearly very experienced, but he doesn’t impose and allows good debate. I also found the interaction with the other participants helpful. It was valuable that there was such a wide cross-section of backgrounds and experience. Overall, a very good experience and very useful as a refresher on what is happening in governance. A lot of what I heard I knew already but there were some valuable new insights, and, in any case, there is comfort in doing the workshop by way of ensuring that one is keeping up to date.” 

- Tim O'Connor, Own Advisory Business (Sole Trader)

Please note that photos and/or filming may take place at these workshops for media publication and for future marketing purposes. For further information, please contact: dp@iodireland.ie.

This workshop covers the following areas: 

  • Corporate governance overview
  • The company – legal framework 
  • Duties and responsibilities of the chair and directors
  • Board structure and best practice
  • Directors’ roles and definitions
  • Risk identification, monitoring and mitigation.

Workshop material is prepared by presenters and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated. 

John Smyth CDir

John Smyth CDir

Chartered Director

John Smyth is a corporate governance specialist and a former President of the Institute of Directors, as well as a Chartered Director (CDir). John has delivered quality director training courses for companies in Ireland and overseas. Using his broad experience, he has added value to companies through constructive critical contributions at board and committee meetings. 

From 1992 to 2000, John was Group Chief Executive with First National Building Society/First Active plc. He is an independent board member of various organisations including IPB Insurance, Ostia Software Solutions and Department of Education, Northern Ireland, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. John is also a member of the advisory board of Risk Management International.


05 March 2020 9:05am

IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD. Please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Institute of Banking, the Insurance Institute of Ireland, and the Life Insurance Association. Please check with your relevant professional body or call 01 411 0010 or email training@iodireland.ie for further information.

Booking Policy

05 March 2020 9:05am

Workshop Fee

  • IoD members - €425 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €485 ex VAT 

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Tuesday, 27th February 2020.

However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are also non-transferrable.